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What will I learn?

Programme Aim

The programme is designed specifically for fresh graduates and young professionals who want to start their careers in a culturally rigorous and demanding workplace, and learn how to manage and work with people from a widening spread of backgrounds.

The HKU Master of Global Management programme focuses on the critical subset of skills that correlate to leadership success, particularly in a multicultural structure.

Problem solving, which involves selecting, analysing, and considering information, is more difficult than it seems and is essential to good decisions. Being orientated towards results, looking beyond vision and objectives leads to efficiency and productivity. Open-mindedness is needed to absorb change, encourage employee ideas, balance stakeholders’ interests and sift the important from the trivial. And you must be a supportive manager, show genuine interest, build trust with colleagues, and get involved in group work to reassure employees and consolidate energies.

Mode and Duration of Study

The MGM programme extends over a minimum of one academic year and a maximum of two academic years for full-time study. Most students tend to finish the programme in one academic year.

Courses are offered on a modular basis to allow students to focus on one area of study at a time. There are 7 modules in one academic year and each module is six to eight weeks long, including the examination week.

Students usually take 2 courses per module and there are 4 three-hour classes each week.

Graduation Requirements

Students are required to successfully complete ten 6-credit courses (60 credits), including five core courses, one capstone course and four elective courses.

Students who have failed a core course are required to retake it. If the failed course is an elective, another elective can be chosen as a substitute. To graduate from our programme, the number of failed courses over the entire period of study cannot exceed two, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above must be achieved.

Career Development and Training

HKU Business School has a team dedicated to preparing our masters students for success in the world of work.

Leveraging our networks and resources, we aim to provide first-class career services that:

  • Help students explore and understand the industry sectors they are most interested in and evaluate options based on their profile and aspirations;
  • Help students develop a realistic career plan by facilitating the planning and execution of their personal career exploration and strategies; and
  • Help students enhance their skills, competencies and confidence necessary in the world of business.

We offer a diverse range of career development activities including:

  • Career development and training workshops on strategic interviewing, resume writing, personal branding, case interview and assessment centre preparation, networking skills, storytelling skills, and professional grooming, etc.
  • Individual (one-on-one) career coaching sessions
  • Alumni, professional bodies and executive sharing sessions
  • Recruitment talks
  • Career portal
  • HKU Business School Career Fair
  • Online tools and resources: Graduates First (aptitude test bank), LinkedIn Premium and LinkedIn Learning, Facebook Blueprint (free vouchers to sit certification exams)
  • Skills-based training: Bloomberg Terminal, WIND, Google Garage and Python

Which department am I in?

HKU Business School

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$330,000.00 (33,52,296) per year
Upon receiving the admission offer, candidates will be required to arrange a deposit of HK $85,000 to confirm their acceptance.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected December 2022

More details

Start date

September 2022

Venue

The University of Hong Kong

MG 14, Ground Floor, Main Building,

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam,

Southern, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission to the courses leading to a taught postgraduate qualification, a candidate: shall hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose. English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL; or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL; or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or GCE (General Certificate of Education) - Grade C or above; or IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) - Grade C or above; or Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language - Grade C or above.

For international students

1. A recognized Bachelor's degree or equivalent;
2. Statements from two referees; and
3. A TOEFL/IELTS* score if you are not from an English teaching university.

*A minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test) in TOEFL, or a minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5 in IELTS is required.

Application Deadline: Round 4: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), March 9, 2021; Round 5: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), April 7, 2021. Note there is only one intake (in August/September) per year.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The University of Hong Kong

HKU produces the ‘Most Employable University Graduates in Hong Kong’ and is 10th in producing ‘Most Employable University Graduates in the World’.

  • 1st in Hong Kong - QS World University Rankings in 2022
  • Based in one of world’s most cosmopolitan cities- Hong Kong
  • 22nd in the world - QS World University Rankings in 2022
  • 9 of its disciplines rank in top 25 globally